Frank Lampard all-time best XI

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Frank Lampard is in line to make his 100th appearance for England in tonight's World Cup qualifier with Ukraine, and to celebrate this momentous achievement, GMS has selected 11 high quality footballers that the centurion has played with over the years.

Be it at West Ham, Chelsea or for the England national side, Lampard has played alongside some of the best players the world has seen in recent years and here is a tasty squad that fans of Frank can sink their teeth into.

Goalkeeper - Petr Cech

The only Czech international in this side due to the unfortunate fact that Tomas Repka arrived at West Ham after Lampard's departure, Petr Cech has been one of the world's top stoppers for the best part of a decade now.

Even a skull fracture suffered in 2006 couldn't halt the progress of Chelsea's 6ft 5in giant and he remains a world class 'keeper with many years in front of him.

Right-Back - Gary Neville

A teammate of Lampard with England, Gary Neville was one of the most reliable full backs in the world in his pomp and notched 85 caps for England during a 12-year international career.

After his retirement in 2011, Neville put his considerable vocal talents to good use by becoming a pundit for Sky Sports, impressing many with his cutting-edge insights.

Centre-Back - John Terry

Having played with the stalwart Chelsea skipper for club and country, Lampard knows Terry well. 

A winner of 14 trophies with the Blues, Terry's exceptional leadership and bravery have made him a legend with the club's fans ever since his debut as a fresh-faced 17-year-old in 1998.

Centre-Back - Rio Ferdinand

Although a perennial title rival with Manchester United, Rio Ferdinand's performances alongside Lampard for England make him a shoo-in for this solid looking defence.

As classy with the ball at his feet as he is in a one-on-one defensive situation, Ferdinand is still a key component of the recent United title-winning side despite having retired from the national side in 2011.

Left-Back - Ashley Cole

Making up an all-England back four is arguably the best left sided defender in world football over the last decade, having played with the midfielder for both Chelsea and England.

Part of the Arsenal 'invincibles' in 2003/04, Cole moved to Stamford Bridge in 2006 amid much controversy and has amassed an impressive trophy haul alongside Lampard, as well as being a fellow England centurion on 104 caps.

Right Midfield - David Beckham

It's not all England, I promise! But no one can deny 'Golden Balls' a spot in this squad, even in his lesser-preferred role on the right.

A supreme dead-ball specialist and able to pick a pass out from anywhere on the pitch, Beckham's technique and leadership skills were exemplary and made up for a perceived lack of pace.

Centre Midfield - Claude Makelele

If you have a position named after you on the football field, you must have been doing something right in your career. The best example of his kind throughout a career that took him to Stamford Bridge in 2003, Makelele was one of the very best Lampard played with.

Excelling in the defensive midfield role, the Frenchman was key in allowing Lampard to get forward and score as many goals as he did for Chelsea between 2003 and 2008, forming a watertight barrier in front of the Blues' title-winning defence.

Centre Midfield - Steven Gerrard

Throughout their England tenure together, much has been made of the myth that Gerrard and Lampard cannot play together, but these men are two of the best midfielders in the world over the last 10 years, let alone just in England.

Gerrard has a list of qualities that is almost endless and possesses great leadership, a fine range of passing, blistering shooting and an astonishing will to win. He is the complete midfielder and remains one of the best even well into his thirties.

Left Midfield - Arjen Robben

Just edging out England's answer to the left-sided problem Joe Cole is Dutch speedster Arjen Robben, who played with Lampard at Chelsea during the early years of the club's elevation into the European elite.

A wonderful dribbler with the ability to score magical goals with his wand-like left foot, Robben has since taken his talents to Bayern Munich via Real Madrid and won the Champions League for the Germans with a late goal in the 2013 final against Borussia Dortmund.

Striker - Paolo Di Canio

West Ham supporters, here you are. Paolo Di Canio was part of a West Ham side including Frank Lampard that finished 5th in the Premier League in the 1998/99 season.

The mercurial Italian was capable of conjuring brilliance out of almost nothing and scored arguably the best goal ever seen in England's top-flight with a stunning volley against Wimbledon in 2000.

Striker - Didier Drogba

The Ivorian is one of the best strikers in European football history, let alone just those to have played with Lampard. Drogba was the powerful focal point of the Chelsea attack that has won numerous trophies in the last ten years and scored the winning penalty in the historic 2012 Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich.

Having scored a lot of his goals through Lampard assists and Lampard benefitting from numerous Drogba knockdowns, these two forged a fantastic partnership that brought a host of accolades to the West Londoners.

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